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Hello all. here. Comp-Sci scholar, gamedev and digital art tinkerer, longtime writer in science fiction and fantasy.
Favorite authors I can think of at the moment include Brian Lumley, Neal Asher, and Jane Yolen.

Might not be super active, as campus network does not seem to like Mastodon clients

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10 Vigilant Gaze Purges The Horizon!
I'm so freaking happy with the new page of .

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a favourite k6bd moment: maya cutting a bullet in two with her forehead

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job hunting ad. boost+ 

Hey, if you're looking for developers and based in Austin or offer remote positions, hire me!

I have experience with Linux servers (including RHEL), OOP experience (C++/Java/Python), agile and CI/CD knowledge, and testing/automation experience!

Check out my portfolio for more:

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That warm fuzzy feeling when someone is nice about your favourite OC. :blobuwu:

I may have have caught the conlang bug off an article series from zompist.net. Grammars have been agglutinating in the back of my head all day.

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I should have stayed home with the capacity to follow basic orders.

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there are so many gifs and videos of rabbits eating raspberries and looking like they've just done some extreme murder, it is wonderful

Boredom, RPGs 

There's a strange ennui that comes from knowing your multi-year campaign only has a few sessions left, but the regular meeting is cancelled this week.

Just... The plans shall wait. They have waited years, a week is nothing more.

I thought this instance had shutdown when I came back from this hiatus of mine, and joined up on another instance. It's striking how different the feed was over there.

In other news, I'm back.

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Alright, fuck it let's do this. If you got a patreon, ko-fi, liberapay or whatever, reply with it and I will boost. Cannot promise donations, but I will use what reach I have to help if I can. Let's actually build that support network I was talking about earlier.

I encourage others to boost this status and all the posts that end up beneath it to get as wide a spread as possible.

Not sure if this will even work, but I feel like I should at least try.

@janellecshane
Hey, I encountered this and thought you might get a kick out of it.
The guy not only ran every texture in game through DeepDream against a random image, but also shuffled every sound file, and music file.
it's trippy
youtu.be/JmTQdmkS8Xo

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I wrote an article for the Mozilla Hacks blog that's a brief technical introduction to ActivityPub. I also provide an intro to my simple #ActivityPub Node.js server.

hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/dece

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RT @stuartdraws@twitter.com: I am no longer permitting anyone to use the logo if they publish material that is harassing or hateful towards women, LGBT+ or ethnic/religious minorities. The old school community is for everyone. More info here: plus.google.com/+StuartRoberts

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/stuartdraws/status

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Cyberpunk + High Fantasy = Sirens whistling into the telephone receiver at the right frequency to get free long distance

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Medusa found an 0day and is writing malware to turn your machine into a brick.

The Sphinx is sending riddles with her Xerox. If you get them wrong, she drowns you in black faxes.

A cyclops is port scanning a local area network during their day job as a pentester.

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In few weeks it's already Christmas ๐ŸŽ„. If you are still looking for a gift for your loved ones international print orders (outside of EU) will arrive before Xmas, if you order until November 20. โ„๏ธ sylviaritter.bigcartel.com/pro โ„๏ธ etsy.com/shop/SylviaRitterArt

#art #illustration #mastoart

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rpg idea quarantine: magic as IT 

After hearing too many people say they're "not technical" (when "technical" people are just willing to read instructions, or click on labeled things to see what they do) it occurred to me that magic could work the same way.

You read the right books: it works.

"Oh, I don't know anything about magic."

) "Did you-- were you pointing the wand away from you?"

) "Did you try dispelling and then summoning it again?"

) "Did get the patch update scroll?"

rpg horror 

So, running a cypher system horror one shot, with possible expansions. The theme... A road trip that never ends, and just keeps delving deeper into weirdness.
Of course the players all make characters based on Scooby Doo...๐Ÿ˜ถ

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.